Moving Equity from Theory to Practice


Working with an equity lens is an intentional decision and a difficult process for an organization to undergo. During this webinar, leaders from the Colorado Trust, Consumer Health Foundation, and Interact for Health will highlight their major accomplishments, lessons learned, and challenges with putting equity into practice in collective impact.

Each speaker represents an organization at a different stage in their equity journey.

Webinar participants will learn about practical tools and frameworks (e.g., Guidelines for Effective Cross-Cultural Dialogue, National Equity Atlas) that can be used to incorporate equity into their collective impact efforts.

Webinar Materials: Download the webinar presentation and discussion guide with the links on the left of this page. (Logging into your CIF account will be needed to download resources.)

This webinar was hosted on October 11, 2016 by the Collective Impact Forum.

Webinar Panelists

  • Nancy Baughman Csuti, Dr.P.H. – The Colorado Trust
  • Christopher King, Ph.D. – Consumer Health Foundation
  • Jaime Love – Interact for Health
  • Ashlee Young – Interact for Health


Nancy Baughman Csuti, Dr.P.H.

Nancy Baughman Csuti has been at The Colorado Trust for 16 years and is the director of research, evaluation, and strategic learning. In her current role, she is responsible for fostering a spirit of curiosity and inquiry about how the work of the foundation contributes to community and social change.

After receiving a doctorate of public health in international health and development at Tulane School of Public Health, she began a career working on “community-based” evaluations. For more than 25 years she has worked in Africa, Asia, and now in Colorado. Nancy’s views on the authenticity of the role of “community” in community-based work have changed dramatically over the years, resulting in a reexamination of the appropriateness of the role for philanthropy in leading social change initiatives.

Christopher King, Ph.D.

Christopher J. King has served on the Consumer Health Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2008 and is a member of the Program Committee and Chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee.

Christopher is the Director of Georgetown University’s Master’s Program in Health Systems Administration, where he provides academic and operational leadership of the program. He is also an assistant professor, where he teaches and contributes to scholarship on the creation of equitable systems of care within the context of national health reform goals.

Christopher is committed to evidence-based medicine and formalizing systems that bridge the gap between medical care and public health. He served as the first Assistant Vice President of Community Health for MedStar Health, a $4.6B not-for-profit healthcare system comprised of 10 not-for-profit hospitals in the Baltimore/Washington region; and as a senior leader for Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center in southern Maryland. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a contributor to Healthcare Executive magazine and a Health Research and Educational Trust senior fellow. He serves as an advisor for the DC Department of Health State Innovation Model, Adventist HealthCare’s Center for Health Equity and Wellness, and the Maryland Governor’s Wellmobile Program.

Jaime Love

Jaime Love is a Program Officer for the Healthy Eating Active Living priorities at Interact for Health. She leads Interact’s Equity Committee and was selected as a 2016 PLACES Fellow (Professionals Learning About Community, Equity, and Smart Growth) through the Funder’s Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities.

Prior to working at Interact for Health, Jaime was a Health Educator with Hamilton County Public Health for over 10 years. She focused on chronic disease prevention working on the WeTHRIVE! Initiative. The project utilized policy, systems, and environmental change strategies in the community and school settings.

Jaime previously served as the Coordinator of the Hamilton County Tobacco-Free Partnership, the Hamilton County Safe Communities Coalition, and the Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force which included being responsible for the coordination and implementation of tobacco-control and injury prevention efforts in Hamilton County.

Jaime is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a member of the Ohio Society for Public Health Education. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Union Institute & University teaching a graduate-level course in Grant Writing. Jaime received her Master of Education degree in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Cincinnati in 2001 and her Bachelor’s in Health Fitness at Central Michigan University in 1999.

Ashlee Young

Ashlee Young is an Evaluation Associate with the Innovation and Learning Team at Interact for Health. She is responsible for coordinating the development of evaluation plans for Interact’s grants. She works closely with Interact’s Program Officers and grantees to ensure that all grant projects have a plan to monitor their progress and report on the effectiveness of their work.

Ashlee holds a Master of Public Health with a concentration in health behavior/health promotion and health education from Wright State University and a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition from The Ohio State University. She previously was a community health program coordinator at the Center for Closing the Health Gap where she designed and implemented their healthy corner store initiative. She continued her work in the community as a health educator with the Hamilton County Public Health Department. While there she worked on the WeTHRIVE! Initiative, helping communities implement projects using policy, system, and environment change strategies.

Ashlee serves her community through various leadership roles. She is a Southwest Regional board member for Children’s Hunger Alliance and a board trustee for the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio. In addition, she is currently president of the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio. In 2015 she was recognized by the National Society for Public Health Educators’ 30 Under 30.

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